Species names in all available languages
|English (United States)||Pale-vented Pigeon|
|Spanish (Argentina)||Paloma Colorada|
|Spanish (Costa Rica)||Paloma Colorada|
|Spanish (Ecuador)||Paloma Ventripálida|
|Spanish (Honduras)||Paloma Vientre Pálido|
|Spanish (Mexico)||Paloma Colorada|
|Spanish (Panama)||Paloma Colorada|
|Spanish (Paraguay)||Paloma colorada|
|Spanish (Peru)||Paloma Colorada|
|Spanish (Spain)||Paloma colorada|
|Spanish (Uruguay)||Paloma Colorada|
|Spanish (Venezuela)||Paloma Colorada|
Pale-vented Pigeon Patagioenas cayennensis
Version: 1.0 — Published October 4, 2013
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Sounds and Vocal Behavior
The haunting coo of Pale-vented Pigeon is similar to the hooting of an owl. It consists of a variable 3-6 syllables with emphasis on every second or third syllable: kuk-kuk-croo-oo (ffrench 1991). The song of Pale-vented Pigeon is similar to that of Red-billed Pigeon (Patagioenas flavirostris), which places its emphasis on the first syllable in its song (Slud 1964).
Pale-vented Pigeon also has a growl call, similar to that of other species of Patagioenas; it is described as "a rising, hoarse, hissing growl, not as loud or punctuated as Plumbeous [P. plumbea] and Ruddy [P. subvinacea] pigeons: rrhhhAHH" (Lane, in Schulenberg et al. 2010).
The wings of Pale-vented Pigeon loudly "clap" on taking flight (Wetmore 1968), as is true of many species of large pigeon.