Can you believe this pigeon just sold for $1.4 million? This pigeon named Armando commanded the highest price ever at an auction. The bird was sold to a pigeon racer in China and is said to be the greatest long-distance racing pigeon of all time. Racing pigeons like Armando fly as fast as 110 miles an hour, and generally 40 percent of birds that start the race survive. But you don’t have to worry about Armando, as he was sold for breeding purposes only.