Armando the pigeon champion was auctioned for 1.2 million euros.
You might be looking at the most valuable bird in the world.
Armando is a racing pigeon from Flanders, in the west of Belgium.
The champion in his category, he has been auctioned for €1.25 million, which is a world record.
Armando's owners, father and son Joël and Dieter Verschoot, pigeon fanciers from Ingelmunster (in the West Flanders province), expected a bid of around €500,000 maximum for their five-year-old bird.
But a Chinese buyer went really far to purchase the pigeon he really wanted. Joël and Dieter Verschoot can hardly believe it themselves.