Klemens Steiof / December 2019 – vol. 112, issue 12, pp 761–762 I enjoyed Mark Avery’s recent paper on the Common Pheasant Phasianus colchicus (Brit. Birds 112: 372–389). He mentioned the potential danger of pheasants as disease reservoirs and vectors, especially for avian influenza, about which I have the following comments. Typically, avian influenza viruses do not seriously harm their hosts. Infected birds might show limited symptoms, such as a cold,... This article is only available to registered users.To read more, please log in or purchase a subscription.