Last week a six-meter tall crow was placed atop the Natural History Museum in Rotterdam, the Netherlands. The museum hopes the statue will prevent birds from flying into the glass windows of the building.
Birds regularly fly into the windows of the museum, killing themselves in the process. The birds are generally added to the collection of the museum. The museum has tried using models of birds of prey on the building to prevent the window crashes, to no success.
The huge crow is a work by Rotterdam artist Florentijn Hofman. The bird silhouette is made of black metal and was created for the 2005 Crossing Border Festival and stood for a time atop the city hall of The Hague.