I would be less concerned about the maggots than why the bird died. If the bird was poisoned, then yes, your cat could be exposed to the same poison. If the bird died of a bacterial or viral infection, depending on if it affects cats as well, your cat could get sick. Call your vet and ask their advice.
My sister's dog once threw up maggots, probably from eating the larvae eggs. Besides being thoroughly disgusting she was fine once it was out of her system. Usually the stomach acids will keep domestic animals safe, but I would call your vet asap and explain situation. Good luck!
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Last edited at 7:16AM on 11/15/2011
i agree you should take it to the vet in the first place just in case because its better to be safe than sorry. and also cats always eats birds dead or alive the only thing you should be wired about is worms and poison.
Call the vet and see if u can give it something to make it throw it up. It probably wont hurt it but u dint want the cat contracting rabies or something. I had outdoor cats. But maybe after this u should leave it in the house. Outdoor cats life is shorter.