The homing pigeon is a variety of domesticated Rock Pigeon
In September 2009, an IT company, based in Durban, pitted an 11-month-old pigeon named Winston armed with a data packed 4GB memory stick against the ADSL service from the country's biggest ISP. It took an 68 minutes to carry the data 80 km (50 miles).
The same data took 126Min 57Sec to download;
I Love Pigeons - Ramesh Ramasamay