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).