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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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It was positively related to occupancy in Northern cardinal and American robin (Turdus migratorius) and negatively related to gray catbird (Dutnetella carolinensis) occupancy.
Although the relative frequency of northern cardinals and American robins was approximately the same at Tompkins County sites, northern cardinals were 7.
For each species excluding Northern Cardinals, we created a total of 22 candidate models for analysis.
The test detected WNV in [greater than or equal to]50% of RT-PCR-positive birds of the following species: American Kestrels (Falco s7)arverius) (3/4), Northern Cardinals (Cardinalis cardinalis) (4/6), Common Grackles (3/6), and House Finches (Carpocus mexicanus) (7/7) but was unable to detect WNV in RTPCR-positive Red-tailed Hawks (Buteo jamaicensis) (0/10) and Great Horned Owls (Bubo vitginianus) (0/12).
Therefore, the objectives of this study were to analyze winter foods of northern cardinals (Cardinalis cardinalis), song sparrows (Melospiza melodia), dark-eyed juncos (Junco hyemalis), and white-throated sparrows (Zonotrichia albicollis) collected on areas which had been recently clearcut, site prepared, and planted to pine seedlings, and to determine if these species were selecting seeds of certain genera or if their feeding habits were dependent on seed availability.
Species inferred based on nest dimensions and materials were blue grosbeak, northern cardinal and mourning dove.
Sousa said, she mostly sees chickadees, downy and hairy woodpeckers, northern cardinals, nuthatches, tufted titmice and juncos, and an occasional sparrow.
On the brighter side, Wilson banded only 30 northern cardinals in eight years, highlighting how rare this species was in New York in the 1950s and 1960s.
Northern cardinals and Carolina chickadees were the two most abundant residents during the pre-impoundment survey of 1980, and both declined to 5 and 16% of their pre-impoundment abundance, respectively, by 1984; this was somewhat surprising given that these two species were not habitat specialists or forest interior obligates.
The species with the highest seropositivity (>10% and >1 positive sample) were Rock Doves, Great Horned Owls, Chukar, Northern Cardinals, House Sparrows, and Brown Thrashers.
People can't hear a difference between the songs of female and male northern cardinals.
Among the larger numbers recorded this year - along with the evening grosbeaks, pine grosbeaks and common redpolls - were 731 house sparrows, 689 rock (Dove) pigeons, 533 dark-eyed juncos, 508 cedar waxwings, 478 starlings, 462 American tree sparrows, 396 American crows, 383 tufted titmouse, 326 American goldfinches, 275 mourning doves, 252 snow buntings, 230 wild turkeys, 217 black-capped chickadees, 204 white-breasted nuthatches, 126 northern cardinals, 131 downy woodpeckers, 111 common ravens and 101 blue jays.

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