Giant rooster perches in London's Trafalgar Square

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LONDON (AP) — This might ruffle a few feathers.

A giant blue rooster was unveiled Thursday next to the somber military monuments in London's Trafalgar Square.

German artist Katharina Fritsch's 15-foot (4.7 meter) ultramarine bird, titled "Hahn/Cock," is intended as a playful counterpoint to the statues of martial heroes in the square.

London Mayor Boris Johnson said it would be a "talking point for Londoners and tourists alike."

It is the latest in a series of artworks to adorn the vacant "Fourth Plinth" in the square that is home to Nelson's Column.

Previous works have included a giant ship in a bottle and 2,400 members of the public who stood atop the plinth for an hour at a time.

The rooster will remain for 18 months.

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