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(Basic), adjective apical, basal, capital, chief, controlling, elemental, elementary, essential, first, foremost, fundamental, indispensable, key, main, necessary, overruling, pivotal, praecipuus, primal, primary, prime, primus, principal, rudimentary, strategic, substantial, substantive, summital, underlying, undermost, uppermost, utmost, vital
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cardinal

(Outstanding), adjective absolute, all powwrful, best, central, chief, commanding, controlling, dominant, eventful, excellent, finest, foremost, greatest possible, highest, incomparable, inimitable, insurmountable, key, leading, major, maximal, momentous, most important, notable, paramount, praecipuus, preeminent, preponderant, prevailing, prime, primus, second to none, supereminent, superlative, supreme, top, unequaled, unexcelled, unparalleled, uppermost, utmost
See also: central, considerable, dominant, essential, fundamental, important, indispensable, integral, leading, material, paramount, prime, principal, salient, vital

CARDINAL, eccl. law. The title given to one of the highest dignitaries of the court of Rome. Cardinals are next to the pope in dignity; he is elected by them and out of their body. There are cardinal bishops, cardinal priests, and cardinal deacons. See Fleury, Hist. Eccles. liv. xxxv. n. 17, II. n. 19 Thomassin, part ii. liv. i. oh. 53, part iv. liv. i. c. 79, 80 Loiseau, Traite des Ordres, c. 3, n. 31; Andre, Droit Canon, au mot.

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Why American robins were the predominant hosts found in host-feeding studies in Connecticut, Maryland, and Washington, DC (4,5) and why northern cardinals were the preferred hosts in our study are not clear.
The Northern Cardinal (Cardinalis cardinalis) is a non-migratory, temperate-zone songbird (Halkin and Linville 1999) that displays a long breeding season (~7 months in the population under study here, mid-Mar to Oct) with strong individual variation in when reproduction is initiated (starts over a 1-2 month continuum).
Conversely, Ambrosia occurred in a lower proportion of northern cardinals than in the other three species.
1981) found that Northern Cardinals selected seed species with the greatest levels of both protein and fat, lowest levels of fiber, and greatest energy content.
The 11 most abundant birds seen during summer surveys on Aquilla Lake included northern bobwhite (Colinus virginianus), northern cardinal, Carolina chickadee, yellow-billed cuckoo, dickcissel, killdeer (Charadrius vociferus), lark sparrow (Chondestes grammacus), eastern meadowlark, northern mockingbird (Mimus polyglottos), mourning dove and painted bunting (Passerina ciris).
Reproductive success of the Northern Cardinal, a large host of Brown-headed Cowbirds.
Nest Survival--We defined daily survival rate as the probability a nest would survive one day and period nest survival as the probability a nest would survive the entire nesting period from laying of the first egg to fledging young (estimated mean 30 days for Black-capped Vireos [Grzybowski 1995], 25 days for Northern Cardinals [Halkin and Linville 1999], and 27 days for White-eyed Vireos [Hopp et al.
Covariates considered to be useful for inference indicated that Northern Cardinals were less likely to abandon sites surrounded by development (Fig.
Male Northern Cardinals visited the feeder containing sunflower seeds significantly more often (n = 360, [x.
pinus ([dagger][dagger]) Prothonotary Warbler Protonotaria citria ([dagger][dagger]) Common Yellowthroat Geothlypis trichas Hooded Warbler Wilsonia citrina ([dagger][dagger][dagger]) Yellow-breasted Chat Icteria virens ([dagger]) Eastern Towhee Pipilo erythrophthalmus ([dagger][dagger]) Seaside Sparrow Ammodramus maritimus ([dagger][dagger][dagger]) Summer Tanager Piranga rubra ([dagger]) Northern Cardinal Cardinalis cardinalis Blue Grosbeak Passerina caerulea Painted Bunting P.
2000, Dale 2006), specifically for Northern Cardinals (Linville and Breitwisch 1997).
Northern Cardinals were by far the most common visitor to these feeders.

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