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Chief or principal; in embryology, relating to the main venous drainage.
[L. cardinalis, principal]


/car·di·nal/ (kahr´dĭ-n'l)
1. of primary or preeminent importance.
2. in embryology, pertaining to the main venous drainage.


Etymology: L, cardo, hinge
pertaining to something so fundamental that other things hinge on it, such as a cardinal trait that influences one's total behavior.


A gene on chromosome 19q13.33 that encodes a protein involved in apoptosis which is highly expressed in the lung, ovary, testis and placenta. CARD8 inhibits NF-kappa-B activation and regulates cell responses controlled by NF-kappa-B transcription factor. It may be part of the inflammasome, a protein complex that activates proinflammatory caspases.
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There was a higher proportion of Amaranthus seeds in dark-eyed junco availability samples than in those of the other species, and a higher proportion in white-throated sparrow samples than in northern cardinal or song sparrow samples.
Seasonal and sex-related variation in song control nuclei in a species with near-monomorphic song, the Northern Cardinal.
In New York, northern cardinals (Catalinalis catalinalis) were the predominant hosts in most habitats.
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).
We took measurements of: American Goldfinches (n = 50 specimens measured), Black-capped Chickadees (n = 26), Common Grackles (n = 57), Downy Woodpeckers (Picoides pubescens, n = 35), House Finches (Haemorhous mexicanus, n = 25), House Sparrows (Passer domesticus, n = 50), Mourning Doves (Zenaida macroura, n = 21), Northern Cardinals (n = 50), Tufted Titmice (Baeolophus bicolor, n = 23), and White-breasted Nuthatches (Sitta carolinensis, n = 26).
We used Northern Cardinals (Cardinalis cardinalis) as a focal species to evaluate seasonal variation in the relationship between brood parasitism and distance to edge.
Sousa said, she mostly sees chickadees, downy and hairy woodpeckers, northern cardinals, nuthatches, tufted titmice and juncos, and an occasional sparrow.
tested Anseriformes Canada Goose 253 Wood Duck 120 3 additional species 35 Columbiformes Mourning Dove 11 Rock Dove (b) 20 Galliformes Chukar (b) 22 Domestic Chicken (b) 63 2 additional species 16 Passeriformes Cedar Waxwing 5 Blue Grosbeak 2 Indigo Bunting 28 Northern Cardinal 129 American Crow 157 Red-winged Blackbird 39 Brown Thrasher 19 Gray Catbird 72 Ovenbird 32 House Sparrow 185 American Robin 79 Swainson's Thrush 32 45 additional species 422 Strigiformes Great Horned Owl (b) 9 2 additional species 3 Other (5 orders) 10 species 31 Total (10 orders) 81 species 1784 Order Common name No.
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Red-eyed Vireos were most abundant in bottomland forest (142), Northern Parula in maritime oak (180), Red-bellied Woodpecker in pine forest (116), Clapper Rail in saltmarsh (150), and Northern Cardinal in shrub (140) (Table 2).
We used the Northern Cardinal (Cardinalis cardinalis) asa model species to examine the extent to which coloration varied with individual body condition and the amount of urbanization surrounding forested parks in central Ohio, USA.

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