A bird-brained culprit travelling 50% over the speed limit was caught on camera in Germany, but authorities have little hope he'll get the message and slow down.

Officials in the German town of Bocholt shared an image showing a pigeon flying at 45km/h in a 30km/h zone.

The pigeon was snapped by a mobile speed camera in the town in February.

Authorities said they took some time to assess the picture before releasing it to the public, adding that a normal fine for this offence would be €25, but it would remain to be seen if and when the bird could pay the fine.

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