What type of bird is this? Fig Parrot?

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What type of bird is this? Fig Parrot?

Mainly green feathers with some blue, yellow on tips of wings.
A small bird - maybe 160mm long.
Found in Currumbin Valley, Qld.

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Hi CassSommer
Consider the possibility that it might be a Peach-faced Parrot (also known as a "Love Bird").
They sometimes have blue tinges - as colour variants.
They are cage-birds, i.e., what you are looking at is possibly an escapee.
BryanTan posted a photo of one, in Melbourne, last month.
Have a look.
In that case, the ID was confirmed by Holly, who used have them as pets.

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