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Supplemental Information

Raw data underlying results in the manuscript

Contains the following:Summaries of weather data downloaded from Environment Canada (see paper and detailed links for more details about each metric);Data for measurements of mass and wing for PFL chicks and mass for normally developing chicks at Gull Island in 2014 ;Daily wing (maximum wing chord) growth rates for PFL chicks and matched controls ;Daily tail (maximum length of longest outer tail feather) growth rates for PFL chicks and matched controls ;Measurements of mass (g) of chicks different ages (days) through development used in construction of composite growth curves from 8 PFL chicks and 159 control chicks at Gull Island in 2014 ;Notes taken on the condition of chicks and the progression of PFL for the eight PFL chicks.

DOI: 10.7287/peerj.preprints.1196v2/supp-1

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Competing Interests

Donald J Tyerman is an employee of Ontario Parks at Presqu’ile Provincial Park. Doug Crump and Kim L. Williams are Employees of the National Wildlife Research Centre in Ottawa.

Author Contributions

Jennifer M. Arnold conceived and designed the experiments, performed the experiments, analyzed the data, contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools, wrote the paper, prepared figures and/or tables, reviewed drafts of the paper.

Donald J. Tyerman performed the experiments, reviewed drafts of the paper.

Doug Crump analyzed the data, contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools, prepared figures and/or tables, reviewed drafts of the paper.

Kim L. Williams analyzed the data, contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools, prepared figures and/or tables, reviewed drafts of the paper.

Stephen A. Oswald conceived and designed the experiments, performed the experiments, analyzed the data, contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools, wrote the paper, prepared figures and/or tables, reviewed drafts of the paper.

Animal Ethics

The following information was supplied relating to ethical approvals (i.e., approving body and any reference numbers):

The Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) of Pennsylvania State University. Protocols: 45332, 36295, 28103.

Field Study Permissions

The following information was supplied relating to field study approvals (i.e., approving body and any reference numbers):

Canadian Wildlife Service Permits CA 0218, CA 0234, CA 0242, CA 0267, CA 0308; Environment Canada Bird Banding Permit 10431 V and 10431 W

Data Deposition

The following information was supplied regarding data availability:

Raw data is submitted as a supplementary file in the submission

Funding

Funding for this study was provided by the Pennsylvania State University Berks Campus, Ned Smith Center for Nature and Art, Friends of Presqu’ile Provincial Park and Baird Ornithological Club. The funders had no role in study design, data collection and analysis, decision to publish, or preparation of the manuscript.

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