Yes, I thought that birds didn’t eat millipedes on account of their toxicity. Most millipedes (including the little species we have here in Britain) secrete noxious liquid through glands on their sides, and substances such as chlorine, iodine and cyanide are involved. As is obvious from the photo here, these chemicals don’t make millipedes immune to attack from birds. After checking the literature I see that toads and hedgehogs also don’t seem deterred by millipede toxins. However, other predators probably are, and toads and hedgehogs are actually unusual in being able to eat to tolerate highly toxic prey.
The photo shows a bird dropping on the top of our compost bin and, no, I can’t identify the dropping to species. The millipede seems to have been eaten whole. It’s a White-legged snake millipede or Black millipede Tachypodoiulus niger: we have a pretty good little colony in our garden. They’re very neat little animals.