Cardinal bird

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Cardinal bird (Zoöl) an American song bird (Cardinalis cardinalis, or Cardinalis Virginianus), of the family Fringillidæ, or finches of which the male has a bright red plumage, and both sexes have a high, pointed crest on its head; -- it is also called the northern cardinal or eastern cardinal. The males have loud and musical notes resembling those of a fife. Other related species are also called cardinal birds.
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Usage

In literature:

Then all the scene was shaken with a babel of bird notes in which you could hear a cardinal whistling, and a blue finch piping.
"A Girl Of The Limberlost" by Gene Stratton Porter
The Cardinal was a bird of the open fields and tree-tops.
"The Song of the Cardinal" by Gene Stratton-Porter
The cardinal was for him the fascinating serpent, and himself the bird which flies from branch to branch without power to escape.
"The Three Musketeers" by Alexandre Dumas, Pere
Fluttering on the ground was a bird than whom not even Glory the Cardinal was more beautiful.
"The Burgess Bird Book for Children" by Thornton W. Burgess
Cardinal Portocarrero was charged with this duty, and he succeeded so well, that two birds were killed with one stone.
"The Memoirs of Louis XIV., His Court and The Regency, Complete" by Duc de Saint-Simon
Ground doves cooed, cardinals whistled, and mocking-birds sang and mocked by turns.
"A Florida Sketch-Book" by Bradford Torrey
Snow birds, cardinals, and some others have very thin delicate skins, the pigeons shed their feathers on little or no provocation.
"Home Taxidermy for Pleasure and Profit" by Albert B. Farnham
In a variant of the above story Giufa's mother, to get rid of him, one day tells him to take his gun and go off and shoot a cardinal-bird.
"Italian Popular Tales" by Thomas Frederick Crane
A love ideal of the Cardinal bird and his mate, told with delicacy and humor.
"The Range Boss" by Charles Alden Seltzer
A love ideal of the Cardinal bird and his mate, told with delicacy and humor.
"Free Air" by Sinclair Lewis
Presently a cardinal-bird began singing in the sunshine.
"A Young Man in a Hurry" by Robert W. Chambers
The others were a mocking-bird, a cardinal grosbeak, and a paroquet.
"Birds in the Bush" by Bradford Torrey
A love ideal of the Cardinal bird and his mate, told with delicacy and humor.
"Whispering Smith" by Frank H. Spearman
A love ideal of the Cardinal bird and his mate, told with delicacy and humor.
"Rim o' the World" by B. M. Bower
A love ideal of the Cardinal bird and his mate, told with delicacy and humor.
"The Wall Street Girl" by Frederick Orin Bartlett
A love ideal of the Cardinal bird and his mate, told with delicacy and humor.
"The Peace of Roaring River" by George van Schaick
Many birds, including Cardinals, Field Sparrows, Painted Buntings and Mourning Doves were ignored completely.
"Natural History of the Bell Vireo, Vireo bellii Audubon" by Jon C. Barlow
There were red cardinal-birds; and we saw another red bird also, a summer tanager.
"A Book-Lover's Holidays in the Open" by Theodore Roosevelt
The Yellow Cardinal is a graceful sprightly bird, with a strong melodious voice, and is one of our favourite cage-birds.
"Argentine Ornithology, Volume I (of 2)" by P. L. Sclater
It was the cardinal grosbeak, another bird unknown to me in New England.
"Everyday Adventures" by Samuel Scoville
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In news:

Think like a bird to attract colorful cardinals, goldfinches, and nuthatches to your yard.
That's where Allen Craig was playing for the Cardinals on Tuesday night, not just giving the Birds back the ninth bat they've missed, but more importantly giving them an immediate substitute for the still-injured Lance Berkman.
The Western Meadowlark is the state bird for more states – six – than any other bird except the Northern Cardinal, which has seven.
As you can see, the cardinal bird topping the pie is made from mushrooms, olives, red peppers and pineapples.
Our DQ Grill & Chill Countdown to Tip-off series takes us to Clay County for a look at the Red Bird Cardinals.
As we continue our DQ Grill & Chill Countdown to Tip-ff coverage, we now take a look at the Red Bird Lady Cardinals.
A male Northern Cardinal and a Scarlet Tanager in fall plumage square off over the rights to Charlie Jordan's bird bath in Zachary, Louisiana.
Resident birds such as the cardinal can be attracted to your yard in winter time.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Vikings may hope their new stadium is a hostile environment for the Philadelphia Eagles and Arizona Cardinals, but the Department of Natural Resources hopes it will be friendly to real birds .
For those fans, for those lovers of the game, they can have something in death when it comes to what many would call the game of life: A full casket painted Cardinal red with the traditional bird on t.
(KNSI) The Minnesota Vikings may hope their new stadium is a hostile environment for the Philadelphia Eagles and Arizona Cardinals, but the Department of Natural Resources hopes it will be friendly to real birds.
Or see a cardinal, her favorite bird.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Vikings may hope their new stadium is a hostile environment for the Philadelphia Eagles and Arizona Cardinals, but the Department of Natural Resources hopes it will be friendly to real birds.
Song birds such as cardinals and finches retire to dense thickets of vegetation.
The Minnesota Vikings may hope their new stadium is a hostile environment for the Philadelphia Eagles and Arizona Cardinals, but the Department of Natural Resources hopes it will be friendly to real birds.
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