The ‘best bird sighted’ has to go to the male Lyrebird that A heard and we then spotted. The brilliant looking male was not singing but was making a mound by piling up leaves and twigs, a mound upon which he apparently would stand on to call and sing for the female.
The habitat was densely wooded (primarily Eucalyptus) and very wet, courtesy to the heavy rains over the last few days. Leaflitter thickness ranged from 2-9 centimeters, with canopy closed or broken at most places.
Saving the best for the last, the ants. I had first sightings of five species of Myrmecia, four of which new to me; some three species of Leptomyrmex, one species of Camponotus (look alike of C. sericeus present in Middle east to Southern Asia), 3 species of Iridomyrmex (all tiny ants measuring less than 4 mm), one still to be identified arboreal Myrmicine. I was truly impressed with Leptomyrmex that are commonly called ‘spider ants’ because of their long legs and the way they hold themselves high above the ground. Three of the five species of Myrmecia exhibited jumping behaviour, something I have often seen in Harpegnathos. But the jumps were short hops, rather than being elaborate >15 cm jumps as in Harpegnathos.