Polar Biol (2017) 40:1497–1499 DOI 10.1007/s00300-017-2086-3 REPLY Reply to “Comment on population trends of southern rockhopper penguins (Eudyptes chrysocome chrysocome) on Isla Pingüino, Santa Cruz, Argentina” by Nina Dehnhard 1,2 1 1 1,2 P. Gandini · A. Millones · A. Morgenthaler · E. Frere Received: 15 November 2016 / Revised: 27 December 2016 / Accepted: 17 January 2017 / Published online: 18 February 2017 © Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2017 Recently N. Dehnhard has commented on our paper pub- bation would be a large bias in the breeding success lished in Polar Biology (Gandini et al. 2016). She noted out estimation. However, our observations show that the several points of criticism on the interpretation and conclu- complete loss of the clutch during early–medium incu- sion of our results, particularly our hypothesis presented in bation is not frequent at IP (personal observations), the discussion stating that the population increase observed and it is more important during the end of incubation at Isla Pingüino colony (IP) could not be obtained by intrin- (hatching) and the early brooding period. So, we are sic growth but was likely driven by immigration—probably confident in our breeding success estimates and in the from the Falkland Islands/Islas Malvinas (hereafter FI-M). validity in comparing our results with those of
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